Pop artist Adrienne Domnick and graphic designer, musician and mixed-media artist Tyler Tadlock opened AND in November 2016 as a way to give the city a gallery that embraces emerging artists, and contemporary art and performance.
So far, the gallery has hosted events such as "Hip Hop Show Vol. 2," which ran from November to January and featured Domnick's art, the Jackson Indie Music Week wrap party in January 2017, and the "March Forth" exhibit last spring, which featured artwork that addressed social injustices from artists such as Adam Farcus and Betsy Johnson.
"It was important for us to provide a platform for art that was focused on social injustice because it's a subject you don't see featured often here," Domnick says. "We wanted to let artists know that we weren't afraid to showcase art that other galleries may shy away from. It was also because we want to let the various voices and perspectives be presented on the current state of society."
Though the gallery often features art that focuses on political and social issues, Domnick says the exhibits are not always political in nature.
"We had some great shows ... come through, and the audience was impressed with what we have hosted so far. (We're) still working on getting the physical space into optimal condition," she says.
From Dec. 1 to Jan. 5, AND Gallery will feature Timothy Harding's exhibit "Working Spaces," which brings together abstract art and architecture. "This show will set the bar for shows in the area," Domnick says. "I'm hoping it will give artists a push to be more daring and thoughtful when planning their shows and presentations."
"We want to connect our community to the global art world, bringing outside artists into Jackson and influencing emerging artists locally," Tadlock says.
Domnick says AND is also planning on helping visual artists learn how to present their work in the professional art world.
"We want to help educate and guide artists as they become more involved in the business aspect of being an artist," she says. "Many artists don't have the chance to gain knowledge on marketing their art in classes, so that portion can often be lacking."
For more information on AND Gallery (133 Millsaps Ave., 601.351.5075), visit andgallery.org or find the business on Facebook.